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09-14-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By Fentuz

You could look at Planet X free ranger frame set....

You could look at Planet X free ranger frame set. it is supposed to clear 48c with 700c

mine clears 52-584 barzo and 45-622 without mudguards
I cleared 50-584 and 42-622 with mud guards (I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-12-22, 02:43 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,045
Posted By Fentuz

As the big bike is having new wheel bearing units...

As the big bike is having new wheel bearing units fitted, I took the mini velo on mtb trails and gravel path....
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-31-22, 01:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Fentuz

I agree that the cassette needs to be swapped...

I agree that the cassette needs to be swapped along with a new chain but... in another thread to OP asked about getting his zizzo a bit better. Since it needs a new cassette and chain, I would...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-30-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 253
Posted By Fentuz

There are several things to look at. If you...

There are several things to look at.

If you take the wheel off, can you see a noticeable difference between to fitted 11T cog and the new one (shark tooth shape).
Is the new chain the same model...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-10-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,219
Posted By Fentuz

I would go for that with the given budget; there...

I would go for that with the given budget; there is no point buying a new average/budget bike.

It is probably better that the OP actually pin point what is not quite right with the current bike,...
07-24-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Fentuz

And don’t forget the 11s chain too and the...

And don’t forget the 11s chain too

and the 11s 11-32 should gapped like a 9s 11-25 +28 +32. Nice close ratio spacing


note that sram pc1110 is a cheap chain that works well and last for some...
07-24-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Fentuz

no, it will not; the 11s chain is 5.6m wide so it...

no, it will not; the 11s chain is 5.6m wide so it will not fit on 8s cog designed for 7.1mm. Basically, the teeth are to thick to go into the chain gap.

this outer width affect the cassette...
07-20-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Fentuz

9-10-11-12 have the same width so you should be...

9-10-11-12 have the same width so you should be able to swap the claris twin ring for a Sora or find chainrings and swap them. you can also run a sora FD with 105 shifter (I do the opposite) and the...
07-16-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By Fentuz

I have a purple ztto ebay cage which work fine on...

I have a purple ztto ebay cage which work fine on the mini velo. I ride with the tool box offroad, pump tack, bumpy trails etc. Never lost anything.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-14-22, 03:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,903
Posted By Fentuz

I recently rode the helios and while I still like...

I recently rode the helios and while I still like it especially in urban environment, I found the braking and shifting a little rubbish. The cables were getting tatty and I found them too long....
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-22-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 719
Posted By Fentuz

and the weight; 14 something vs 12 is something...

and the weight; 14 something vs 12 is something you can feel. This is why I sold my Jetstream (14.5kg) and kept the helios (10.25kg).
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-11-22, 02:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Fentuz

I was looking at tyre racks at the car mechanic...

I was looking at tyre racks at the car mechanic and thought since folding bikes are 16”20” like many car wheels, why not using a tyre rack…
and I built one as I had timber laying around.

i can...
06-06-22, 04:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Fentuz

Hi CB, to your 1st point From what I can...

Hi CB,

to your 1st point
From what I can see on https://www.giant-bicycles.com/gb/bikes-roam:
roam 2 is 2x9 (30/46 x 11-36) using Alivio groupset
roam 1 is 2x10 (30/46 x 11-42) using deore...
05-24-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By Fentuz

I’ve done ~ 6000miles with my redshift with...

I’ve done ~ 6000miles with my redshift with either 45-622 or 50-584.
i ride mostly xc trails and it works well. The elastomer blocks are still in good shape.

On some off road terrain, i would not...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-16-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Fentuz

Not as good as what you re looking at but...

Not as good as what you re looking at but litepro makes a wheel that fit in the seatpost. It is a cheaper alternative
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-22, 03:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,650
Posted By Fentuz

As others said, a lot of the stability comes with...

As others said, a lot of the stability comes with the joint locking mechanism and the number of joints.
on brompton, that u shape clamp is limited by the fitting tolerance and the wear and tear.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-22, 03:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By Fentuz

I took the hound on a more involved mtb ride... I...

I took the hound on a more involved mtb ride... I only pushed it once (just after the 20K mark), 12% climb on wet grass with rubbish tyres that would not grip... other than that, it was good fun and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-09-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Fentuz

It has a more conventional diamond frame; the...

It has a more conventional diamond frame; the boardwalk is a "single beam" which will flex more.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Fentuz

i think the hangar is bit long but, it might...

i think the hangar is bit long but, it might work. As the OP is not going for anything bigger than 26T, a short cage is more than suitable.
personally for $100max, I’d fit a 14-34 or a 14-28 speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-22, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By Fentuz

The cage length depends of the number of teeth on...

The cage length depends of the number of teeth on the larger cog. Also, the cage length have changed order the years. i found that 90’s/2000’s long cage are pretty much nowadays medium cage.

I run...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 05:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By Fentuz

Just to add a more general Dahon description: ...

Just to add a more general Dahon description:

D = Deluxe (entry model)
P= Premium (tends to have better wheels seat post handle bar with std groupset)
X= Xtreme luxe or performance (P with the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-25-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 1,065
Views: 353,810
Posted By Fentuz

I run 40/38psi with~80kg load (kid/shotgun/me) on...

I run 40/38psi with~80kg load (kid/shotgun/me) on some kenda 47-406
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By Fentuz

yes, if you are doing ~38kph with flat bars, you...

yes, if you are doing ~38kph with flat bars, you should get a bit better with a road bike setup.
Age does not matter, your fitness does (which is obviously affected by age). A friend of mine is 15...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-21-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 766
Posted By Fentuz

nice job!

nice job!
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By Fentuz

The hammerhead is build and pre tested (20k) ...

The hammerhead is build and pre tested (20k)
I’m waiting for the mudguards.

1st impression, very light build; my helios is 10.25kg and this bike is significantly lighter (a beta tester felt the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-13-22, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By Fentuz

Depends how handy you are. If you re on a budjet...

Depends how handy you are. If you re on a budjet and can fix things, look for a inexpensive 2nd hand and where needed, fix/modified it to your needs.

also, as you use the word trunk, I d assume US...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-10-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By Fentuz

As the parts came through the door, the kids and...

As the parts came through the door, the kids and I started to build.

Starting with the bottom bracket, litepro crankset and flap handlebar. I wanted a mtb bar with a 30mm rise but I received a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-07-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,845
Posted By Fentuz

Dahon mini velos.... my interpretations

From other threads, I posted my different experiences, with Dahon Curved D3 (my 1st folder), my Dahon Jetstream (which was modified for different needs and rebuilt to equivalent original spec), my...
02-02-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By Fentuz

Yes, they do. when building my bikes, I used some...

Yes, they do. when building my bikes, I used some chainring I had on the shelves to ensure the choice of ring was adequate and while the range was correct, I had chain jump a few times. When fitting...
01-19-22, 02:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,892
Posted By Fentuz

Reading all this, I think the OP should scrap the...

Reading all this, I think the OP should scrap the mix and match idea and concentrate on compatibility and cost. To me, OP should look towards Microshift Advent (9S) or Advent X (10s) with road...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 887
Posted By Fentuz

Tannus makes a tyre insert; it goes in the tyre...

Tannus makes a tyre insert; it goes in the tyre and you fit a slim inner tube (like road tyre size) so that the insert take care of most puncture while the inner tube deals with the comfort.

i m...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 01:44 AM
Replies: 1,364
Views: 381,045
Posted By Fentuz

Dahon smooth Hound ...

Dahon smooth Hound

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1154x1154/662a36da_12e8_489c_93c7_9c6e94569c26_8c35628ac60a7c10aaef58c512e8139b8c65ff9e.jpeg
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-23-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By Fentuz

I was talking with microshift about clutch...

I was talking with microshift about clutch derailleur for my smooth hound (which would be required on a 11-42 and above) and they don t do anything for 20” wheels.
they advise small cage only.
...
Forum: BMX
12-20-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,326
Posted By Fentuz

I built a 20” minivelo and ride easily 10 to...

I built a 20” minivelo and ride easily 10 to 12miles with the kids…
it all depends of the gearing and saddle position.
...
12-16-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,376
Posted By Fentuz

i went on a proper pump track and it was good fun...

i went on a proper pump track and it was good fun and tiring!!!...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-16-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,536
Posted By Fentuz

it’s a smooth hound frame from 2008 (not foldable...

it’s a smooth hound frame from 2008 (not foldable with caliper brake only) with a 2010 smooth hood fork (foldable with v brake mount)

tyres are 47-406 and i ride on gravel and mud 25/30mm deep)...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-14-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 22,536
Posted By Fentuz

Here is mine...

Here is mine https://www.bikeforums.net/cyclocross-gravelbiking-recreational/1243518-flat-bar-gravel-bike-build-twist.html

...
12-12-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,376
Posted By Fentuz

I rode it most of the weekend - on and off. ...

I rode it most of the weekend - on and off.

it worked well with the child seat on a gravel ride, was better towing another bike…

...
12-10-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,376
Posted By Fentuz

Flat bar gravel bike build…. With a twist

Hi all,
I ‘ve almost completed a mini-project… Although I own a couple of folding bikes and a carbon gravel bike, i wanted something to play around and be able to fit child seat etc. …
so I built a...
12-07-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,162
Posted By Fentuz

that s why I kept rival derailleur in the...

that s why I kept rival derailleur in the knowledge that if I break it, i can put a eagle GX derailleur with the cable plate.
12-07-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,162
Posted By Fentuz

It should work fine and it would be fairly clean...

It should work fine and it would be fairly clean since wolftooth tend to mostly do stuff for shimano.
46 should work without goatlink (may need longer B screw).

the only issue is that if you...
12-07-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,162
Posted By Fentuz

So,while I don't mind SRAM which I have on the...

So,while I don't mind SRAM which I have on the gravel, I prefer shimano because better and more precise and generally easier... Any electronic stuff is cool as you can miss match road shifter with...
12-06-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Fentuz

I did just under 500km and it works well up and...

I did just under 500km and it works well up and down the muddy hills.
12-06-21, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,188
Posted By Fentuz

I have been looking @ kona sutra ULTD (2020) and...

I have been looking @ kona sutra ULTD (2020) and LTD (2022) and cinelli hotbootleg geo because they are pretty much hard tail MTB geo and are fitted with XC groupset and wheels. a front shock would...
11-29-21, 02:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,886
Posted By Fentuz

That's not easy to quantify as a general...

That's not easy to quantify as a general statement because you don't know all the variable. You would need to calculate kinetic and potential energy which is doable but dependant of the weight...
11-19-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,784
Posted By Fentuz

If 2019 has the equipment as current, it s a 2x...

If 2019 has the equipment as current, it s a 2x with a derailleur rd rx810 which is maxed with a 34 cassette already on.

so you could try a 11-36 that would help a little (not much) or swap the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-15-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,229
Posted By Fentuz

As some others mentioned, if you're handy get a...

As some others mentioned, if you're handy get a 2nd hand inexpensive folber and upgrade/modify it to your own specifications. I did that:...
10-12-21, 03:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,014
Posted By Fentuz

yes, only thing I could add is use your "core"...

yes, only thing I could add is use your "core" and legs to control the skid/drift. You might want to find a flat smooth gravel path to train; go fast and drop the rear brake to manufacture a skid and...
10-06-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 774
Posted By Fentuz

I rode at 9.00PM the other day and ended up...

I rode at 9.00PM the other day and ended up racing 4 deers (3males and 1 female). They ran @ 28kph :) through a path and field (cotswold bridleway)... since then, I went back a few time at the same...
09-14-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By Fentuz

yes, excess wax after shakedown ride (I dipped...

yes, excess wax after shakedown ride (I dipped the chain in warm squirt lub)... cleaned ans relubbed.
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